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The boy who talked to dogs : a memoir / Martin McKenna.

The boy who talked to dogs : a memoir / Martin McKenna.

When Martin McKenna was growing up in Garryowen, Ireland, in the 1970s, he felt the whole world knew him as just "that stupid boy." Badly misunderstood by his family and teachers, Martin escaped from endless bullying by running away from home and eventually adopting--or being adopted by--six street dogs. Camping out in barns, escaping from farmers, and learning to fend for himself by caring for his new friends, Martin discovered a different kind of language, strict laws of behavior, and strange customs that defined the world of dogs. More importantly, his canine companions helped him understand the vital importance of family, courage, and self-respect--and that he wasn't stupid after all. Their lessons helped Martin make a name for himself as the "Dog Man" in Australia, where he now lives and dispenses his hard-earned wisdom to dog owners who are sometimes baffled by what their four-legged friends are trying to tell them. An emotional and poignant story seasoned with plenty of Frank McCourt-style humor, "The Boy Who Talked to Dogs" is an inspiration to anyone who

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30 May 2016 200113953 B MCKE
Adult Non Fiction   Batemans Bay . . On Loan . 17 Mar 2020
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. Catalogue Record 781996 ItemInfo Beginning of record . Catalogue Record 781996 ItemInfo Top of page .
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Field name Details
Shelf Location B MCKE
Author McKenna, Martin
Title The boy who talked to dogs : a memoir / Martin McKenna.
Publication Details New York Skyhorse Publishing, 2015.
Description 223 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes When Martin McKenna was growing up in Garryowen, Ireland, in the 1970s, he felt the whole world knew him as just "that stupid boy." Badly misunderstood by his family and teachers, Martin escaped from endless bullying by running away from home and eventually adopting--or being adopted by--six street dogs. Camping out in barns, escaping from farmers, and learning to fend for himself by caring for his new friends, Martin discovered a different kind of language, strict laws of behavior, and strange customs that defined the world of dogs. More importantly, his canine companions helped him understand the vital importance of family, courage, and self-respect--and that he wasn't stupid after all. Their lessons helped Martin make a name for himself as the "Dog Man" in Australia, where he now lives and dispenses his hard-earned wisdom to dog owners who are sometimes baffled by what their four-legged friends are trying to tell them. An emotional and poignant story seasoned with plenty of Frank McCourt-style humor, "The Boy Who Talked to Dogs" is an inspiration to anyone who
Subject McKenna, Martin
Dogs -- Training. -- Ireland -- Biography
Human-animal relationships
Human-animal communication
Dog trainers
Dogs
Behavior therapy
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